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david byrne
burnt by the sun
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difficulty: expert



                

[Intro]

Em C (x2)

[Verse 1]

Em                    C

Atom-smashers in the cocktail lounge tonight

Em                     C

Opera singers in the graveyard keeping time

        Em            C

And the DJ mixes them all

         Em                   C

And the music rhymes but it crawls

         Em               C

And the music comes from hydrogen bombs

Em                   C

Rock bands died when amateurs won

Em               C

Data in a hurry, using the new rubble

Em                      C

Wipe it up baby, gonna get yourself in trouble

[Chorus]

         Bm           Em

We were burnt by the sun

        Bm           A

Having way too much fun

  F        G       C    Am

Sleepless downtown overload

         G#7                 B7

Does the daylight bring you down?

[Instrumental]

Em C (x2)

[Verse 2]

Em                        C

Money pours down and it drowns the little man

Em                                  C

Parking lot attendants stuff their pockets with their hands

          Em                    C

And the children laugh in your face

          Em                 C

They can see what you have erased

      Em                        C

When dogs make love they don't look at themselves

Em                              C

Checking out each other by the way that they smell

Em                        C

Rubbing and a'scratching, itching all the time

Em                          C

Stop me if I talk too much, do another line

[Chorus]

         Bm           Em

We were burnt by the sun

        Bm           A

Having way too much fun

      F         G     C      Am

The church of private enterprise

         G#7                B7

Did the daylight bring you down?

[Interlude]

Em C (x4)

[Verse 3]

Em          C

I love salt, I love sweets

Em                        C

I know there's danger but I fall asleep

     Em                     C

The curves, the gasps, the love of life

Em                   C

Headlines, gum box, faceless paradise

Em                         C

Life rafts bobbing at the bottom of the pier

Em                         C

Wood burns faster if it's soaked in gasoline

Em                              C

All these towns look the same, everybody's clean

Em                             C

Roll 'em out, cheap and fast, kiss me when I fall

[Chorus]

         Bm           Em

We were burnt by the sun

        Bm           A

Having way too much fun

  F        G       C    Am

Sleepless downtown overload

       G#7              B7

Did I stay outside too long?

[Instrumental]

Em C (x2)

[Outro]

Em        C

Alcohol, razor-blades

Em                  C

All the clouds are miles away

Em             C

Take me down, far away

Em             C

Everyone's on holiday

Em        C

Alcohol, razor-blades

Em                  C

All the clouds are miles away

Em             C

Take me down, far away

Em             C

Everyone's on holiday

Em                  C

All the clouds are miles away

Em                  C

All the clouds are miles away

Em             C

Everyone's on holiday

Em             C

Everyone's on holiday

Em             C

Everyone's on holiday

Em             C

Everyone's on holiday

Em             C

Everyone's on holiday

Em             C

Everyone's on holiday



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